Only two of the five Saskatchewan based WHL teams will head to the playoffs this season.
The Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 loss in overtime to Edmonton tonight sealed their fate as a team out of the playoff mix.
Only Saskatoon and Swift Current are post-season bound. The last Saskatchewan team to win a WHL Championship was the '93 Broncos.
Only one Saskatchewan team made it to the 2nd round of playoffs last season (Swift Current) and the year before only Regina made it to the final eight.
Moose Jaw was the last team from this province to make some noise when they went all the way to the Championship series in 2006 before bowing out to Vancouver in four straight.
Is this province in a WHL slump or are Saskatchewan based teams failing to attract the best talent available? Is the cyclical nature of the league seeing these teams in a down cycle?
What do you think?